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Poster: grendelschoice Date: May 7, 2009 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not quite what you'd think, but the author must be 'one of us'

In Vermont there are an estimated 2,500 mostly illegal Mexicans working dairy farms around the state.

Ask ANY of the farmers what they would do without them. Every single one will tell you that if not for those workers, who are doing the jobs they could not get locals to do at even a decent wage, their farms would have had to be sold off years ago. These guys work harder in one day than most of us do in a month, and the low wages they get allow us to eat salads that don't cost $24 a bowl.

If the American dream is working hard to make a better life for yourself and your family, why are the Lou Dobbses of the world, who sit around on their fat asses and get paid six figures to talk into a camera for a few hours a day, allowed to drive the debate?

yes, we have to figure out how to accomodate the extra cost for the bodies, but getting here legally takes literally years because the system is not equipped to handle the "huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

So if you were in their position, and you were willing to work your ass off, and met a grateful farmer who was struggling to keep his land that he's had in his family for generations from being sold to a McMansion developer, hell yes, you WOULD haul your ass illegally over the border to make it happen.

Walking a mile in someone else's shoes is hard to do, but if the words on that statue of Liberty are to mean anything at all, they have to be taken at more than just lip service.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 7, 2009 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not quite what you'd think, but the author must be 'one of us'

" So if you were in their position, and you were willing to work your ass off, and met a grateful farmer who was struggling to keep his land that he's had in his family for generations from being sold to a McMansion developer, hell yes, you WOULD haul your ass illegally over the border to make it happen."

WORD! Couldn't agree more.